CrossFit Strong  -- Athlete of The Month
  Strong Heart, Strong Mind, Strong Body
 
We chose Pa'Shun as our athlete of the month after seeing her transform - not only physically but mentally & emotionally as well. She came in with an attitude that she wanted to change and through her determination & heart, she HAS changed! Her spirit and outgoing personality makes everyone feel welcome. She pushes through every workout and encourages those around her when she is done. She always has a smile on her face, even when she's in pain.
 
 Pa'Shun - Q&A  
How long have you been Crossfitting? — I have been Crossfitting for 6 months now!
What is your occupation? — I’m an Administrative Receptionist/Security Officer for NetApp, a data storage company. Translation, I have a the same job duties as a stay at home mom only I do it all in six inch platform heels and a dress and the kids are a bit older.
Where are you from? — Only the best city in the best state in the country Austin Texas!
How did you hear about Crossfit Strong? -- In January I had decided this was the year that I was going do a lot of hard work and change all the things in my life that were not working. The first thing on my list was my weight. I promised God that I would do the hard work if he would put me on the right path. Sure enough when I left work that Monday there was business card for CrossFit Strong stuck to my windshield.
January Featured Athlete
 
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 PaShun's Transformation  
How have you seen yourself change – mentally or physically – since being a part of CFS? -- I’ve lost over 30 pounds since January! So the physical change is obvious and it has not been easy but I’ve never been one to back down from a fight. Mom would always remind my sister and I growing up, that nobody in this world will just give you anything, you have to work hard and earn what you deserve. I always step up to any challenge life throws at me. The difference now is CFS has taught me to enjoy the challenges. I know now that I have the mental and physically tools to get through any workout at the gym so I just apply those same tools to my life.
What is your favorite move? — Pull up because as I shed lbs there is less of me to pull up and I’m using less and smaller bands. I hope to one day be able to do them without the bands.
What is your least favorite move? — Squats because they agitate my knees and we already know my knees are mother-in-law stubborn.
What has been your favorite WOD so far? — I think it would Mcgee cause I knew it was for a fallen soilder. Im proud of our troops who make our way of life possible while putting their own lives on the line everyday.
What has been your least favorite WOD ? — Running The 10K, even though I only ran a 5K but I did it! And I’ll do it again because I can.
 
What are some of your goals that you have for yourself in the next year? — I want abs! My mother is 63 years old and she has an eight pack. I feel like the milk man’s baby standing next to her. I also want to look in the mirror and see a distinction between my upper thighs and my butt because right now it just all runs together.
How do you see CrossFit as different from other programs? — I worked at a chain workout facility for three years and I had four trainers over that period of time I was never able to more than 10 lbs. and I was never challenged physically or mentally the way CFS challenges me. The difference between CrossFit and other programs is there is no magic machine to get on for 30 minutes a day, no super fat burning pills to take and there certainly isn’t any bark eating diet at this gym. It’s just you putting in the time and effort to get you where you want to be. The other big difference is you have a group of some the most awsome people in the world doing the same and encouraging you all the way.
 
Did you think a sport of elite fitness would ever be for you? — No way! I’m very much a girly girl. I get my hair nails done on the reg, I love to dress up and have a bad shoe shopping addiction. The only elite fitness I liked was watching my favorite UFC fighter train before a fight. But here I am doing WODs that would put a hurting on Anderson Silva. Okay maybe not Anderson maybe B.J. Penn. (cause he’s a douche)
 
How can other people relate to your story? — Anybody can do what I’ve done. Even though I feel like superwoman I’m not. Anyone can CrossFit and achieve success you just have to be willing to put in the work.
 
What is something that others may not know about you? -- When I was 19 years old I was a professional Polynesian dancer.